12 & 13 August 7:30pm … ish….on Braye Beach: MAMMA MIA!
If you’ve seen the movie or the show, don’t miss Alderney’s very own outdoor production of the famous musical “Mamma Mia” performed immediately after Alderney Week, Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th August at 7:30pm for 8:00pm.
The chosen stage will be Douglas Quay and the audience is invited to take their seats on Braye Beach (bring your own rug, blankets etc..)
Location, location, location! Douglas Quay!
Charlotte Newton came up with this idea as she was walking her little dog along Braye Beach on a wind-swept winter morning. “I looked at Douglas Quay and thought ‘what a fabulous stage this would be to perform a great summer show like “Mamma Mia”…. . A lady of few words but plenty of action, she acquired the 97-page script and managed to condense it to just under 30 pages while adding an Alderney twist to the story.
Rehearsals for this all-dancing outdoor show have been going on since the end of April. The show is produced and directed by Charlotte Newton and performed by a 25-strong cast – which includes many new faces. There are a few technical and logistic challenges to overcome, not to mention tidal issues, but in true Alderney style all will be alright on the night and “Mamma Mia” will be an absolute hit.
Although admission is free, the Alderney Theatre Group will be rattling their collection buckets for donations and are hoping the audience will show their appreciation for such splendid and unique entertainment by digging deep into their pockets. The dress rehearsal is on Sunday 11 August and members of the public are welcome to attend.
In case of adverse weather conditions (rain or heavy winds) the spectacular will be performed inside the Alderney Week Beer Tent on the Butes and the announcement will be made by noon on the day.
Admission to all performances is free. However, the Alderney Theatre Group will be rattling their collection buckets for donations and are hoping the audience will show their appreciation for such splendid and unique entertainment by digging deep into their pockets.
Sophie:Rosie Evans * Sky:Ben Turner
Ally:Jo-Jo Woodnutt * Lisa:Carla Smith
Bill Anderson:Lee Flewitt * Sam Carmichael:Richard Matimong * Harry Bright: Tim Butler
Donna:Tess Woodnutt * Rosie:Bobbie Allen McNiven-Young * Tanya:Candy Osborne
Barman/Toy Boy:Matt Aldcroft * Priest:Barrie Pimm-Smith * Granny Cher:Moira Sleeman
Crowd/Wedding Guests: Lesley Chapman * Sam Osborne * Simon Chapman*
Penny Ball * Matt Aldcroft * Millie Hays * Ally Wray * Sue Gaydon * Barrie Pimm-Smith* Joan Jolly
Producer & Director: Charlotte Newton
Musical Director: Alex Flewitt Technical Director: Ronnie Cairnduff
Choreography: Lesley Chapman, Carla Smith & Jo-Jo Woodnutt
Set Design: Barrie Pimm-Smith
Props: Richard Bickerton
Wigs & Make-up: Sue Gaydon Prompt: Michael von Rauschenberger
Event Coordination & Publicity : Ilona Soane-Sands
Supported by the Guernsey Arts Commission
To download the printed programme, click here
We would like to thank our sponsors for their much welcome and highly appreciated support:
The performance will be professionally filmed on the first night and will be released as a DVD